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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0055 for Eastern North Carolina, Southeast Virginia, Coastal Waters
  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

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EXPIRED Tornado Watch #0055

Locations Affected

  • Eastern North Carolina
  • Southeast Virginia
  • Coastal Waters
  • Tornado Watch Summary

    A line of strong/severe thunderstorms over central NC will track northeastward across the watch area. Very strong winds just above the surface will promote a risk of damaging wind gusts or brief tornadoes along the leading edge of the squall line.

    Severe Weather Threats

  • A couple tornadoes possible
  • Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  • Tornado Watch Details

    SEL5
    
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
    Tornado Watch Number 55
    NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
    935 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018
    
    The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
    
    * Tornado Watch for portions of 
      Eastern North Carolina
      Southeast Virginia
      Coastal Waters
    
    * Effective this Sunday night and Monday morning from 935 PM
      until 300 AM EDT.
    
    * Primary threats include...
      A couple tornadoes possible
      Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
    
    SUMMARY...A line of strong/severe thunderstorms over central NC will
    track northeastward across the watch area.  Very strong winds just
    above the surface will promote a risk of damaging wind gusts or
    brief tornadoes along the leading edge of the squall line.
    
    The tornado watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles
    east and west of a line from 60 miles northeast of Roanoke Rapids NC
    to 15 miles south southeast of Jacksonville NC. For a complete
    depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
    (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
    tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
    area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
    threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
    and possible warnings.
    
    &&
    
    OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 53...WW 54...
    
    AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
    surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
    gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
    storm motion vector 21040.
    
    ...Hart

    National Risk Overview

    Friday, April 20
    TORNADO: low
    HAIL: low
    WIND: low
    Saturday, April 21
    ANY SEVERE: 5%
    Sunday, April 22
    ANY SEVERE: 5%
    Monday, April 23
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Tuesday, April 24
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Wednesday, April 25
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Thursday, April 26
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain
    Friday, April 27
    ANY SEVERE: low / uncertain

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